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Replacement doors/ bottom panels

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Anyone have a source for replacement doors, the bottom of mine are rusted.Any recalls seems like I see alot of trucks in the same condition as mine.:Mad:2001 3/4 extended cab sport.ThanksDavid

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As for replace skins I've got no info... But as for prevention of this problem is rather simple. I normal take my time and wash either about the truck doors, door jambs, etc. Make sure you spray some water up through the drain holes to rinse any mud or debris out. Then in the salt area I hear people using waste engine oil in a bug sprayer and hosing down the inside of the door with waste engine oil. Just the bottom half.

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i think lmc truck has it for $400.

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Thanks I'll call them after Christmas. I wish you a blessed and happy ChristmasDavid

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As for replace skins I've got no info... But as for prevention of this problem is rather simple. I normal take my time and wash either about the truck doors, door jambs, etc. Make sure you spray some water up through the drain holes to rinse any mud or debris out. Then in the salt area I hear people using waste engine oil in a bug sprayer and hosing down the inside of the door with waste engine oil. Just the bottom half.

excessively slammed doors and hanging weight will greatly affect this situation, my wife likes to grab the door to pull herself into the truck and it causes more wear on the hinges then what they were designed for, so the door sags and rubs onto the jams.

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I just put the running boards on my truck to try and keep some of the salt and slush off of the rocker panels and the door seams at the bottom. Cross Canada auto body sells alot of panels but I'm not sure if they have a depot in the USA or not. My cargo door latch was seized shut at the bottom when I bought my truck from the water being thrown into in over the years off of the front tire. It took a 6 foot 2X4 prying from inside, alot of oil and a friend with a screwdriver and a hammer to hit the bear claw latch at the same time to pry the door open, so make sure to keep the cargo door latches well oiled on the trucks that have suicide doors.

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The dang rust has eatten all 4 of my door edges. I guess when Dodge paid out big bucks to settle the class action suit for CARS rusting body panels... then only upgraded the CARS & not our trucks. I'm throughly discussed wityh the rust issues my truck has. I bought it new, paid big bucks... Russ

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It's nasty when they rust like that. The only thing that saves them around here is a good oil spray when they are new and every year after. The only problem with the oil spray is that when you have to work under the truck you are going to get really dirty and greasy from it.

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keeping them clean and making sure the hinges are in good working order helps the most, any scratches should be remedied immediately.

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